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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011 07:34:49 AM »

If you spin more to get skinnier yarn doesn't it just like curl up on itself?

If you put too much twist in the yarn, then yes, it will curl up on itself.  If you are going to ply the single, then you want a bit of over twist since some of the twist will come out when you are plyng.

A little bit of overtwist in a single isn't a bad thing.  During the setting of the twist, you can redistribute the overspun to the underspun.

Not every fiber will spin the same.  Take a look at a couple strand of the fiber you are working with to see if you can see the crimp in the wool.  The number of crimps per inch is usually how many twists per inch you need to spin. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011 07:09:36 AM »

Maybe I'm setting my twist wrong because some spots were still curly.
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